SouthDowns Tour 16th – 20th May 2021
We will be taking off for a nice relaxing stay at Bognor Regis enjoys higher than average sunshine
so what better reason to join us on our new packaged tour of the sunny Sussex South Downs!
Based at our new hotel in Bognor Regis, the Best Western Beachcroft Hotel located on the
promenade about 15-minute walk from the centre of Bognor.
We will take in glorious Goodwood House, where we enjoy a guided tour of stunning Goodwood
House. After enjoying tea/coffee and biscuits in the Front Hall on arrival, our tour will provide us
with a unique opportunity to see the magnificent art collection, the richly coloured State
Apartments, the novelty of the Egyptian Dining Room and the glamour of the Yellow Drawing
Room. In the afternoon, we spend free time in Chichester with time to explore this Roman city and
its attractions. Highlights include magnificent Chichester Cathedral, renowned for its unique
architecture, world-famous artwork and medieval carvings, and the award-winning Novium
Museum. Built over the remains of a Roman bathhouse, the museum tells the story of Chichester’s
You will also have a day visit to Arundel Castle, set high on a hill commanding superb views across
the South Downs and the River Arun. Famous not only for its finely preserved interior, fascinating
furniture, tapestries and rare collection of paintings, the castle also has wonderful gardens. We
start our visit by exploring the gardens which feature a colourful rose garden, quirky Stumpery,
kitchen gardens and the architectural splendour of the Earl’s Garden before visiting the castle, its
magnificent rooms and impressive private chapel. In the afternoon, we make our way to Brighton
where we spend time at leisure visiting its famous attractions.
We enjoy a delightful 90-minute cruise on the Wey and Arun Canal this morning, cruising along the
idyllic Loxwood Link section of the canal on the Surrey/West Sussex border. Departing from the
Canal Centre in Loxwood, we enjoy a tranquil cruise taking in the picturesque scenery along the
way. In the afternoon, we visit Parham House and Gardens, one of the country’s finest Elizabethan
houses, complete with a Great Hall and Long Gallery. Set in 875 acres in the South Downs, the
house is home to many rare and precious collections of paintings, furniture, needlework and
antiquities. The spectacular gardens feature pleasure grounds, a four-acre walled garden, stunning
herbaceous borders, a glasshouse, vegetable garden, orchard and a 1920’s Wendy House.
To book this tour please call the Loyalty Office on 01843 227757